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Based on true events, Lu is a Marine diagnosed with PTSD who sets out years later to find a woman caught in the crossfire during a firefight in Iraq.

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Korstiaan Vandiver
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Nate Parker ... Lu
Emayatzy Corinealdi ... Martha
Omari Hardwick ... Doctor Harden
Saye Yabandeh ... Mila
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I found a story in the 'New Yorker' about a Marine vet, 'Lu' with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or 'Moral Injury' who years later set out to find an innocent family caught in the crossfire during a firefight in Iraq. A woman was shot and her father and two brothers were killed. 'Lu' would later find the family and reach out to the woman via face-book, they would reunite and he asked their forgiveness. Wow! What a powerful story. I sought out 'Lu', and found him ironically on face-book, he granted me life rights and the opportunity to bring awareness to others through film. Written by Anonymous

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Forgiveness is a gift that is sometimes hard to except.

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8 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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$3,400 (estimated)
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GRACE PERSONIFIED In 10 Short Minutes!
21 September 2013 | by utz_worldSee all my reviews

This film is a portrait of the power of God's redeeming grace told in 10 short minutes! The film recently won 4 awards - including Best Actor - at the 168 Short Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA. After you see it, you'll understand why!

"LU" tells the story of a war veteran (Nate Parker) wrecked with guilt and shame over an ambush of a Middle-Eastern family during the Iraq War. He has all but lost his faith and is ready to take his own life. His plans take a turn when he decides to seek out the surviving family who was ambushed.

I won't go any further to avoid spoilers. But, as I said before, the film is a powerful story of what happens at the intersection of guilt/shame & the grace of God. Kudos to writer/director Korstiaan Vandiver and his crew for their brilliant work. It is a compelling and deeply spiritual film that must be seen by all!


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